ThrillerFest XVII • May 31 – June 4, 2022 • Register Today!


PitchFest is an event designed to connect authors with agents and editors where the writers pitch their manuscripts. ITW has many success stories resulting from this annual effort. And given PitchFest takes place in New York City, we’re able to bring an unprecedented number of top agents to the table.

PitchFest is set up like a speed-dating event. Attendees pitch their completed manuscripts to an agent or acquiring editor for a few minutes, get the agent’s or editor’s reaction, then move on to a different agent or editor. The session lasts for a total of three-and-a-half hours.

Please note: PitchFest is available only in a package with ThrillerFest, Master Class, and/or CraftFest.

For writers seeking advice on how to edit a novel or improve their writing or simply have more face time with an agent or editor, we recommend registering for ConsultFest, as attendees will receive 15 minutes of personalized advice from an esteemed acquiring editor or agent during these sessions. Register today for ConsultFest!

Read about the personal success stories from authors who connected with their new agents at PitchFest.

Questions? Email Samantha Skal, PitchFest Assistant Director or Jen Kreischer, PitchFest and ConsultFest Director.